Why Naʻau Test Preparation Programs?

The ACT® test assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. Naʻau provides our students with test-taking strategies, which includes a detailed analyses of each section of the ACT.

The multiple-choice tests of the ACT cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. At Naʻau, we are skilled in preparing students for these areas with our specialized curriculum and our licensed teacher in mathematics. Naʻau highly recommends completing the Writing Test, which is optional--we can provide students with the expert Naʻau skills required for planning and writing a short essay that truly stands out above the rest.

The new SAT® test includes a third measure of skills -- writing. The new SAT reinforces the importance of writing throughout a student's education. At Naʻau, we are specialists in writing.

The critical reading section of the new PSAT® test is a good reflection of the critical reading section on the new SAT. At Naʻau, we are specialists in reading.

The math section of the new PSAT tests basic junior high and early high school math skills. The section closely mirrors the math section on the new SAT. At Naʻau, we contract licensed educators to assist us with preparing our students for this part of the test.

The SSAT® test includes a writing sample. Students are asked to select a one sentence creative prompt and compose a two page short story. Students in the Upper Level have the choice of responding to the creative prompt or to support or argue a topic sentence using specific examples from personal experience, current events, history or literature. At Naʻau, we are specialists in all genres and forms of writing.

The SSAT also consists of 30 synonym and 30 analogy questions and a reading comprehension section, which includes 40 questions based on about 7 reading passages. These questions measure the student's ability to read quickly and comprehend what is read. At Naʻau we are specialists in reading.

The SSAT consists of two sections of 25 questions each in math. The SSAT requires math computation similar to what is useful in everyday life. Again, at Naʻau we reinforce our student's preparation with an additional licensed educator who is a specialist in mathematics.

The ISEE® test includes an essay that is sent to the schools you're applying to.  The ISEE also includes the following sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Mathematics Achievement.

The difference between the ISEE and the SSAT is that the ISEE uses synonyms and sentence completion to test vocabulary, while the SSAT uses synonyms and analogies. For our students who are taking both the SSAT and the ISEE, we add on an extra 11th week of learning to our popular test preparation program to teach our students how to approach the ISEE's sentence completion section.

Test names are the trademarks of their respective owners, who are not affiliated with Naʻau LLC.

2017 Sessions

Personal Admissions Interviews are not conducted for Naʻau's test prep programs
Application Fees are non-refundable

PRIVATE SCHOOL GRADE 4 TEST PREP SCHEDULE

GRADE 4


Applying for Private Schools in Fall 2016 for Admission in Fall 2017 (Grade 4)?
Naʻau uses SRA test preparation materials--the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) and/or the TerraNova Test--to help "strengthen test-taking skills and to offer practice students need in essential reading, language arts, mathematics, reference and study skills." The program includes practice tests and helpful tips to give students the confidence they need to prepare well for fourth grade admissions testing and interviewing (group observation). We offer a preparation course of ten 90-minute sessions for those registering for the Elementary Level SSAT or Primary ISEE tests. These sessions are led in small groups. Course may be repeated as necessary. The course can also be delivered year-round via weekly one-hour classes (by appointment) with the following sample academic plan: Spring semester: "Learning Content Knowledge," Summer semester: "Tackling Difficult Topics (Individualized Remediation Plan)," and Fall semester: "Test Taking Strategies."

Start now for those applying to begin fourth grade in Fall 2018.

SUMMER SESSION 2017:
Our Summer session prepares students for group testing sessions in January and February 2018.

  • Each Thursday beginning June 1 and ending on August 3, 2017 (10 weeks): 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. 
FALL SESSIONS 2017:

Our Fall sessions prepare students for group testing sessions in January and February 2018.

  • Session A: Each Tuesday beginning August 8 and ending on October 10, 2017 (10 weeks): 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Session B: Each Thursday beginning August 10 and ending on October 12, 2017 (10 weeks): 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Session C: Each Saturday beginning August 12 and ending on October 14, 2017 (10 weeks): 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WINTER SESSION 2017/2018:

Our Winter session prepares students for group testing sessions in January and February 2018.

  • Each Monday beginning October 16, 2017 and ending on December 18, 2017 (10 weeks): 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Application Fee, Textbook, and Materials: $100.00

Tuition (tax not included): $695.50 (10 weeks).

Grade 4 Test Prep course is repeatable and doing so can take your child's learning to the next level. For those who have missed our regularly schedule sessions, contact us for information about our Accelerated 4th Grade Test Prep course, which is delivered by appointment. 

SSAT or ISEE ACCELERATED PROGRAM: 
For those who are unable to attend our regularly scheduled Popular Test Prep Courses, you may take advantage of our Fourth Grade Prep SSAT or ISEE Accelerated Program. You may schedule ten 90-minute sessions by appointment. This program is especially convenient for those thinking about registering for the December or January tests.

Cost for the SSAT or ISEE Accelerated Program:
Ten 90-minute Lessons: $834.60 + application fee (text book and materials) + tax

PRIVATE SCHOOL GRADE 5-11 TEST PREP SCHEDULE

GRADE 5-11

SSAT® and/or the ISEE® "The Complete Test Prep Program" (Middle and Upper Levels)

*Consult school's application for recommendations on when to take the SSAT.

 

Naʻau's SSAT/ISEE  "The Complete Prep Program" covers the  following materials:

Reading

Analogies (SSAT) and/or Sentence Completion (ISEE)

Vocabulary Building (Synonyms)

Essay

Mathematics

Interview Skills

 

This course is available in two formats: 

1 Ten 90-minute sessions in small groups if taking the SSAT or ISEE OR

2 Eleven 90-minute sessions in small groups if taking both the SSAT and ISEE

 

Homework is required and is an integral and crucial part of the program. Typically, students are assigned 2 hours of homework for each test prep session. The homework gives students an opportunity to practice the skills and test-taking strategies learned in the sessions.

 

Concurrently enrolling in our Year-Round program can help to thoroughly review math, reading and vocabulary skills (Content Knowledge), tackle difficult topics (Remediation Plan), and learn powerful test-taking strategies (Test Prep). Recommended for students who want comprehensive preparation for the SSAT and/or ISEE.

 

SUMMER SESSIONS 2017 "OUR POPULAR TEST PREP COURSE":

  • Session A-1 (10 Weeks) : Each Wednesday beginning May 31 and ending on August 2, 2017 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Session A-2 (11 Weeks) : Each Wednesday beginning May 31 and ending on August 9, 2017 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Diagnostic test date for Summer TEST PREP PROGRAM:  Sunday, May 21, 2017, starting at 1:00 p.m. (2-1/2 hours approx.)

FALL SESSIONS 2017 "OUR POPULAR TEST PREP COURSE":

  • Session A-1 (10 Weeks) : Each Wednesday beginning August 23 and ending on October 25, 2017 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Session A-2 (11 Weeks) : Each Wednesday beginning August 23 and ending on November 1, 2017 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Session B-1 (10 Weeks) : Each Friday beginning August 25 and ending on October 27, 2017 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Session B-2 (11 Weeks) : Each Friday beginning August 25 and ending on November 3, 2017 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Session C-1 (10 Weeks) : Each Saturday beginning August 26 and ending on October 28, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Session C-2 (11 Weeks) : Each Saturday beginning August 26 and ending on November 4, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Session D-1 (10 Weeks) : Each Saturday beginning August 26 and ending on October 28, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Session D-2 (11 Weeks) : Each Saturday beginning August 26 and ending on November 4, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Diagnostic test date for Fall TEST PREP PROGRAM: Sunday, July 30, 2017, starting at 1:00 p.m. (2-1/2 hours approx.)

WINTER SESSIONS 2017 "OUR POPULAR TEST PREP COURSE": 

  • Session A-1 (10 Weeks) : Each Thursday beginning October 19, 2017 and ending on December 28, 2017 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Session A-2 (11 Weeks) : Each Thursday beginning October 19, 2017 and ending on January 4, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. 

*No class on Thursday, November 23, 2017. 

**Please note that this course is projected to be completed prior to the January 2018 test date.

Diagnostic test date for Winter TEST PREP PROGRAM: Scheduled by appointment (2-1/2 hours approx.).

Cost for each session SUMMER, FALL, OR WINTER (course is repeatable):
Application Fee, Textbook, Materials, and Diagnostic Test: $158.00
Tuition for 10-Week Course (tax not included): $898.00
Tuition for 11-Week Course (tax not included): $958.00

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SSAT or ISEE ACCELERATED PROGRAM:
For those who are unable to attend our regularly scheduled Popular Test Prep Courses, you may take advantage of our SSAT/ISEE Accelerated Program. You may schedule ten 90-minute sessions by appointment or eleven 90-minute sessions if taking both SSAT and ISEE tests. This program is especially convenient for those thinking about registering for the December or January tests or for those whose busy family schedules require scheduling classes by appointment.

Cost for the SSAT or ISEE Accelerated Program:
Ten 90-minute Lessons: $1,076.80 + application fee (text book and materials) + tax

Cost for the SSAT and ISEE Accelerated Program:
Eleven 90-minute Lessons: $1,185.00 + application fee (text book and materials) + tax

Course may be repeated as necessary.

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INTERVIEW or INTERVIEW ESSAY PREP PACKAGE FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMISSION

On-going classes especially for private school interview skills or interview essay composition. Classes as needed until the child's last private school interview. Course is repeatable if you wish to cover both interview and interview essay composition (one application fee only).

Tuition: Schedule five (5) 90-minute classes for $428 + $50 application fee (taxes not included).

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SSAT ESSAY PACKAGE

On-going specific classes especially for SSAT (lower, middle or upper) essay writing sample.

Tuition: Schedule five (5) 90-minute classes for $428 + $50 application fee (taxes not included).

COLLEGE TEST PREP SCHEDULE

ACT COMPLETE PREP

Preparing for the ACT?
Our recommended full ACT® class is 30 hours of in-class preparation. Diagnostic evaluations are used to tailor the curriculum and homework to your students' specific needs. Classes are limited to up to 3 students per instructor. Students may be grouped by their performances on the ACT® diagnostic test. The small groups allow the instructors to further tailor the class time and homework to the needs of their students and provide for significant personal attention to each student.

Naʻau highly recommends completing the Writing Test, which is optional--we can provide students with the expert Naʻau skills required for planning and writing a short essay that truly stands out above the rest.

Application Fee, Text(s), Diagnostic Test(s): $158.00
Tuition (tax not included): $1,700.00 for the 30-hour complete package
OR 15-hours for $850.00. Course is available by appointment as well with one-on-one instruction for $75.00 an hour.

Diagnostic Test: Scheduled by appointment (3 hours)

 

PSAT AND SAT COMPLETE PREP

PSAT and SAT Complete Prep Preparing for the PSAT or SAT?
Our recommended full SAT® class is 30 hours of in-class preparation. Diagnostic evaluations are used to tailor the curriculum and homework to your students' specific needs. Classes are limited to 3 students per instructor. Students may be grouped by their performances on the SAT® diagnostic test. The small groups allow the instructors to further tailor the class time and homework to the needs of their students and provide for significant personal attention to each student.

Naʻau's solution for parents who want their children to specifically prepare for the SAT WRITING (SHORT ESSAY), CRITICAL READING, MATH, or all THREE sections of this reasoning test.

Application Fee, Text(s), Diagnostic Test(s): $158.00
Tuition (tax not included): $1700.00 for 30-hours OR 15-hours for $850.00. Course is available by appointment as well with one-on-one instruction for $75.00 an hour.

Diagnostic Test: Scheduled by appointment (3 hours)

SAT ESSAY/COLLEGE APPLICATION/SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY WORKSHOPS

Series of ten 60-minute sessions in our small group learning format to assist your child with writing exemplary college application, scholarship, or SAT essays.

Application Fee (includes all materials and supplies): $50.00
Tuition (tax not included): $600.00

By appointment

Workshop series is repeatable as needed.

Links for more test information

PSAT http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html
SAT http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/about.html
SSAT http://www.ssat.org

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